Yeah, it’s been a long time, as Robert Plant would say, but I’m finally back in the pages of Modern Drummer magazine with a full page profile piece on the uber cool John Boecklin, who plays the drums for Devil Driver. Jon Fishman of Phish graces the cover of the September issue, on sale everywhere Tuesday August 3rd.
Chris “Daddy” Dave graces the cover of the February 2010 issue of Modern Drummer, inside whose pages you’ll find my profile on wunderkind drummer Steven Spence of heavy metal band Black Tide. Out to Subscribers now, on sale in your favorite vendor of periodicals next week!
Hey kids, can you believe it’s almost Halloween? The end of October means it’s also time for the December issue of Modern Drummer magazine to be arriving it the homes of all subscribers. This issue features a cover story on father and son drummers Max and Jay Weinberg, of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. And I have a profile on Blake Dixon of rock band Saving Abel. If you’re not a subscriber you can pick up the December issue on newsstands starting the first week of November!
The great Brann Dailor of Mastodon graces the cover of November’s Modern Drummer, where you will also find my long-awaited article on Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden. Out to subscribers now, on newsstands everywhere October 6th!
I’m always surprised by how quickly the end of the month arrives and I find the latest issue of Modern Drummer tucked neatly into my mail box. Like last month, October – graced by Jazz master Jeff “Tain” Watts on the cover – is another great issue where you will find my by-line on three fantastic articles! This month I talk with 311’s Chad Sexton, Vinny Appice of Heaven & Hell / Black Sabbath, and Robb Reiner of Anvil – a metal drumming legend who’s enjoyed such an amazing year with the runaway success of the must-see documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil! Out to subscribers this week, be sure to pick up your very own copy when it hits newsstands the first week of September!
Me with Robb Reiner of Anvil
When I am not blogging about Gay Ice Cream Trucks or Dead Rock Stars Birthdays, I am all about interviewing the Drummers. Because that is how I roll. In the August 2009 issue of Modern Drummer (Tre Cool of Green Day on the cover), you’ll find a lovely little chat I had with drummer Jeff Friedl of Ashes Divide and Puscifer. Jeff brings the radness home.
The May 2009 issue of Modern Drummer features jazz great Lewis Nash on the cover, plus my updates with AJ Pero (Twisted Sister) and Steve Frothingham of LA Prog Rock Revivalists, Bigelf, among lots of other cool drumming related stuff to read. Normally I’d post links to the abbreviated online versions of these stories, but the MD website seems to be experiencing April Fools Day syndrome at the moment. Maybe I’ll add them later.
The April issue of Modern Drummer is all about Mitch Mitchell, the legendary drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience who passed away last November. In this issue you’ll also find my extensive feature with mathcore drumming genius Blake Richardson of Between the Buried & Me, as well as an update with Josh Garza of NYC’s own Secret Machines – one of my favorite bands! It really is a fantastic issue. Out to subscribers this week, you can pick up the April Modern Drummer on Newsstands next Tuesday, March 3rd.